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The Bull Restaurant

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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High Street, Otford TN14 5PG, England
+44 1959 523198
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have not visited this restaurant for a long time. The menu is complicated. The starters was pleasant. Thick slices of salmon. The main course we had chicken. The staff are over fussy . Would I return not sure

Thank adboperations
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely surrounding, good atmosphere, great outdoor area for kids and smokers catered for. Great food

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank H9206GUclairer
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gammon has been taken off the pub classics. If that wasnt enough to ruin my visit as i always go here for camembert starter and gammon for mains. I then waited what felt like ages for my drink to be brought to the table gin&lemonade not too challenging to make. Waited about 10 mins and decided to go to the... More 

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank Teri M
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been using the Bull for lunch for years. Good food, reasonably priced, and some delightful staff have come and gone. Just before Christmas 2016 the cracks began to show - the establishment seems perpetually under-staffed and the one or two (literally) waiting staff are under ridiculous pressure, manning the bar as well as the restaurant. Today I arrived,... More 

Thank Jill1354
Oranjestad, Aruba
Level Contributor
76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef & Brewer A really traditional style Pub and eatery in Sevenoaks. Great décor and selection of beers and ales. Menu is a nice mix of seafood and steaks and British specialties like Steak and Ale pie and Black Pudding. We had a great time.

1 Thank Marcel N
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting The Bull is an ccasional treat for dinner. Looking for the phone number I caught the very disappointing reviews written. We always eat very well, a huge log fire adds to the warm atmosphere. I feel so sad if others didn't feel this but know Christmas and just after sometimes causes less staff so less attention. I talked to... More 

1 Thank taniamorton
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly the "New" Landlord at this establishment needs to move on, he would struggle to run a bath. Totally inept especially under pressure. As soon as it get's remotely busy the wheels fall off and he immediately looks for victims to blame for his own short-comings - be they clientele or his poor overworked and underpaid staff, thus delaying the... More 

3 Thank Exmabs
Bromley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without doubt the worst Pub meal that I have eaten in my life. Unlike other reviews the staff as limited in number as they were tried hard and were polite and reasonable. The food choices offered were served incomplete and without the garnishes as advertised, the food was mostly cold (through the extreme slowness of service) when presented and the... More 

1 Thank Margaret H
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly the restaurant was cold, read the notice saying 'wait here to be seated' no one about to help. Sat at our table expecting waitress service and no menu for 10 minutes end made our own mind up and found a menu and ordered at the bar. After 25 minutes we received our food ! I understand that you were... More 

Review collected in partnership with Chef & Brewer

Thank ianannetorry
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place could be so good. The staff are a little off but considering they have to work in a restaurant/pub that has no heating, only one cooker, no chef and ran out of a number of beers before midday on new year's Eve I can understand their mood. We walked 3 miles to have lunch here but on finding... More 

1 Thank Stuartr3352

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$47 - US$47
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Otford TN14 5PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Otford
  • Phone Number: +44 1959 523198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?